Weekly Retrospective

I think it’s safe to say we’ve had an . . . interesting couple of weeks. New job. Flu. Strep. Marathon training. Teething. Weekend getaway. Part of me wants to say, Just wait a couple of weeks. It’ll all calm down and be normal then. And the other part of me says, This is normal. This is what life is. Get used to it.

That’s right. Get used to it. Because there is always something going on, something that comes up. Another ball that gets thrown in with the ones I’ve just gotten comfortable juggling. For a while I feel like I’m going to drop them all, they’re all going to come crashing down. And yes, I’m juggling a lot of balls, and yes, it looks kind of cool, but I feel like I’m not juggling any of them very well, and I’m feeling a little anxious about if I can really keep this up without losing it.

Maybe I can and maybe I can’t. For now I’m trying to get used to it. I’m embracing that little hint of uncertainty and noticing those little moments when I think I’m just about to drop a ball, but . . . no, wait . . . AHA! Got it! Barely. And on we go.

I’m learning to be a little more spontaneous. I’m trying to choose my battles wisely. I’m cutting myself some slack and learning which things are really important to me. Do I really need to make dinner from scratch every night? How important is it that we read for 30 minutes every day? Can I really justify getting together with friends right now?

This feels like a good time to simplify, streamline, and not beat myself up for serving grilled cheese for dinner. Again.

I’m hoping that in a few weeks, in a month or two, even if it has not all calmed down, it feels like it’s calmed down, like I’m more comfortable with my juggling routine.

Until then, well, hooray for grilled cheese.


And this week on Babble:

All about our experience with scarlet fever.

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Among the many wonderful things about vitamin D: it can help protect obese kids from type 2 diabetes.

Feeling especially frazzle today? Take a stroll through a park.

And finally, do convenience foods keep you from spending time with your family?


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1 Comment

  1. I’ve been wondering about these same things. In the end I’m training my brain to be more “present” with the kids and hubby and friends so I can make up for the fact that I’m not as available other times…


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